Paperbark Pod is a small home, carefully nestled amongst the Melaleuca trees, celebrating its setting on the riparian foreshore of Currimundi Lake. Designed as a long thin pavilion, to form part of a flexible and future proofed masterplan for a larger multi-generational house, the Paperbark Pod focuses on the experience of being gently perched above the landscape, whilst seamlessly connecting with the ebb and flow of the tidal lake. The sculptural paperbark trees are celebrated as the spirit of the landscape for the pod to lightly settle within. Beyond the generous permeability of a natural hardwood timber screen, an inviting plunge pool, northern deck and open living space provide an elevated outlook to the lake, encouraging neighbourly interactions with passers-by on the esplanade. Louvered and breathable for natural ventilation, the interior is cocooned in the natural warmth and patina of copper and plantation grown plywood lining to walls, floors and ceilings, whilst the exterior is simply and economically clad in fibre cement, referencing the tradition of the coastal architecture of 'fibro' beach shacks. Supported by solar power, electric vehicle charging, an evolving edible garden and endemic landscape design, these calm, modest and authentic spaces inspire a relaxed indoor / outdoor coastal lifestyle.